Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Golden point penalty should send warning to finals teams, says Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor

Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says the golden point penalty which handed St George Illawarra victory should count as a warning to all teams in the finals.

Robbie Farah penalty hands St George Illawarra 32-30 golden point win against Wests Tigers

Crushing blow: Robbie Farah looks on.

Michael Carayannis Robbie Farah's season has gone from bad to worse after he was penalised to hand St George Illawarra a 32-30 golden point win.

South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says his team found its 'spirit' despite heavy loss to the Sydney Roosters

Three in a row: The Roosters pose with the J.J. Giltinan Shield.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says his club found its "spirit" in the second half despite their 30-0 thumping loss to the Sydney Roosters.

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St George Illawarra's Benji Marshall adamant Dragons are not a spent force

Focused: Benji Marshall would like to play beyond 2016.

Michael Carayannis The Dragons might be battling, but Benji Marshall does not believe they are done just yet.

Sydney Roosters thrash South Sydney Rabbitohs to clinch NRL minor premiership

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Michael Jennings of the Roosters goes past Joel Reddy of the Rabbitohs to score a try during the round 26 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium on September 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters claim third consecutive minor premiership with a five try romp against South Sydney.

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Genuine wooden spoon showdown while the Dragons look to regain their mojo

Michael Carayannis The six big talking points heading into the final round of the NRL with the wooden spoon and finals spots on the line.

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Justin Pascoe named Wests Tigers CEO after leaving Penrith Panthers

Highly-rated: Justin Pascoe (left) moves from the Panthers to take up the Wests Tigers CEO role.

Michael Carayannis Justin Pascoe has the task of turning around the embattled club after being named CEO after a 'global search'.

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Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah says contract saga is a 'first world problem'

Robbie Farah of the Wests Tigers.

Michael Carayannis Any heartache Robbie Farah may be feeling towards his Tigers axing took a drastic backseat on Thursday when he spoke about a topic closer to his heart.

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NRL to introduce shot clock in Parramatta Eels and Canberra Raiders match

'These men are upset, they're bothered, they're frustrated': performance issues can have unfortunate consequences.

Michael Carayannis An NRL game will be played with a shot clock for the first time.

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NRL consider revolutionising third party payments to aid struggling clubs

Lucrative contract: Kieran Foran, who is about to move from Manly to Parramatta.

Michael Carayannis The NRL is considering toying with third party payments rules as the gap between the rich and poor clubs grows.

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Penrith Panthers boss Justin Pascoe emerging as front-runner to become Wests Tigers chief executive

Frontrunner: Panthers chief Justin Pascoe.

Michael Carayannis Penrith Panthers boss has emerged as the front-runner to take over as chief executive of the Wests Tigers.

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Robbie Farah prepared to play NSW Cup at Wests Tigers next year

Keeping his chin up: Robbie Farah puts on a brave face despite the fact he is no longer wanted at Wests Tigers.

Michael Carayannis Robbie Farah is preparing to dig his heels in and remain at the Wests Tigers next year even if it means playing NSW Cup.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs launch rugby league first HSC program

NRL 2015 Logos: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Michael Carayannis South Sydney have developed a rugby league club's first High School Certificate program to launch next year.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs' Dylan Walker happy with fullback spot despite tough debut

Michael Carayannis Dylan Walker has put his hand up to continue playing fullback in Greg Inglis' absence despite a trying debut at the back.

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NRL Set of Six: Can the Sharks force their way into the top four?

Crunch time:  Cronulla control their own destiny and need to beat Parramatta.

Michael Carayannis The six big questions heading into round 25.

South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke may have played last game for club after being hit with shoulder charge ban

In hot water ... again: Issac Luke.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney's woes have been compounded with Issac Luke set to miss up to three games after being hit with a grade one shoulder charge.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says performance against Broncos 'not acceptable'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Dylan Walker of the Rabbitohs offloads during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis Michael Maguire labelled some of his team's play in the 47-12 defeat to the Broncos as "soft".

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South Sydney's 47-12 defeat against Brisbane Broncos compounded by injury and discipline woes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Justin Hodges of the Broncos congratulates team mate Jordan Kahu after he scored during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis On a horror night for the premiers, John Sutton suffered a suspected broken leg and Issac Luke was again put on report for a shoulder charge.

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Manly's Geoff Toovey prepares for final home game as Sydney Roosters' Jackson Hastings makes his debut at Brookvale

Stepping up: Jackson Hastings will make his first appearance at Brookvale Oval as an NRL player when the Roosters take on Manly on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Jackson Hastings was just five when Geoff Toovey played his final game at Brookvale Oval.

Why Wests Tigers want Robbie Farah to move on

Facing the media: Robbie Farah on Wednesday morning after being told he is no longer wanted by Wests Tigers.

Michael Carayannis The Tigers are prepared to pay Robbie Farah a lot of money to play against them next year.

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